Christmas light and festive sights in Madrid

Good luck grapes, roasted chestnuts in Plaza Mayor and Día de los Reyes Magos.

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    €40.38  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

Magic fills the air when Christmas arrives in Madrid as twinkling lights, decorations, and breath-taking displays transform the city into an enchanting wonderland.

You’ll join one of our local Madrid hosts who can’t wait to share their city’s festive traditions with you - it’s all about family and food, two of our favorite things in life and we’re sure yours too!

You’ll explore the city as it’s draped in festive lights and roasted chestnut stands are popping up, seeing the most elaborate trees and Nativity scenes and indulging in some festive treats.

Try Christmas sweets like turrón, a type of nougat which comes in a dizzying array of flavors, polvorones, a kind of almond biscuit and sip on a glass of Cava or two - it’s Christmas and you’re on holiday, after all!

Your host will share with you the beloved local traditions with you, like eating good-luck grapes on New Year’s Eve and Día de los Reyes Magos, and Three Kings Day. Whether you’d like to shop for gifts to take home in the Christmas markets or savor the festive atmosphere, your host is here to make it happen!

  • Join a Madrid local to discover the city's best-loved Christmas sights and traditions

  • Visit the famous Christmas markets in Plaza Mayor (try the roasted chestnuts, they’re divine!)

  • Wander through the markets to discover traditional decorations and gourmet treats - don’t miss turrón, the Christmas nougat, and a glass or two of Cava

  • See elaborate Nativity scenes as you visit churches and the most famous outdoor Nativities

  • Learn about Spanish Christmas foods and how the locals celebrate, from good-luck grapes to Three Kings Day

  • Get tips and tricks from your host for more festivities to discover during your trip

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • 3-hour experience
  • Private and personalized
  • A cup of hot chocolate, mulled wine, Cava or a soft drink per person
  • Start when you like (but for the best displays we suggest after dark)
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

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  • 3 The best part!

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    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

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Reviews for Madrid

City tour with Silvia

My mother and I toured with Silvia on our first day in Madrid. She is very friendly, full of energy and provided us with her inside view of 3 neighborhoods (Salamanca, Malasaña and Centro). She took us off the touristy streets and it made the tour more personable. She also took us to one of her favorite lunch spots...La Pescaderia. It was delicious and very reasonable. If you’re looking for an overview of the city, I highly suggest requesting Silvia!

Reviewed by Cindy K, hosted by Silvia

Wonderful company with Silvia

My son, his wife and I had a WONDERFUL evening with Silvia. We walked through her neighborhood, visited some tapas bars, went to a gallery, and stopped at a tea and spice shop. The highlight of our evening was sharing wine and dinner at one of her favorite restaurants. We could have talked for hours, but time was running very late and she had an early flight in the morning. A FANTASTIC TIME WITH SILVIA!

Reviewed by Eva Q, hosted by Silvia

Uma Visão Geral de Madri

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